Peter I Island
Fabian von Bellingshausen discovered Peter I Island
(in Norwegian Peter Is øy
) off West Antarctica
on 21 January 1821. It takes its name after the Russian Czar Peter I
. Ola Olstad made the first successful landing on 2 February 1929 and claimed the island for Norway
The island has an area of 243 km² and reaches a height of 1755 metres on Lars Christensen Peak..